Focused on education, inclusion, and empowerment, CDLS fellows design immersive lesson plans and hands-on science experiments for K-12 students in California and other regions. Our K-12 outreach team serves as role models for the students with whom they interact.  The outreach we do builds upon existing relationships and is growing to include new schools and youth groups.

We have worked with Markham Middle School, Central High School, and St. Raphael Middle School, as well as Project Scientist and other groups. From examining the role of different types of microbes in the environment through Winogradsky columns to learning about the impacts of ocean acidification on marine life, our outreach fosters active learning and involves curriculum that supports Next Generation Science Standards.


“I would like to give that exposure to students in LA because I understand their struggle, and I want them to know if I can make it here despite the adversity we face in our communities, so can they.” ~ Venezia Ramirez, CDLS Fellow


k-12 outreach